¡Las Sandinistas!

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the extraordinary and untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who led rebel Sandinista troops in battle, and went on to create... Read more

¡Las Sandinistas!

Directed by Jenny Murray

Year: 2018
Running Time: 96
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English, Spanish with English subtitles
Genres: Documentary
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¡Las Sandinistas!

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Directed by Jenny Murray


¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, the ensuing US-backed Contra War, and documents their leadership in the continuing struggle for justice today. The film portrays a magical moment in world history when thousands of female rebel fighters transformed society’s definition of womanhood and leadership. Nicaraguan women from every social class fought on the front lines on an unprecedented scale in the Sandinista rebel army, and after the defeat of the brutal Somoza dictatorship, these same women pioneered groundbreaking nationwide medical, social, and education programs. Today, as the current Sandinista government is erasing these women's stories of heroism, social reform, and military accomplishments from history books, these same women are fighting to reclaim history - and are once again leading inspiring popular movements for equality and democracy.

 

World Premiere

2018 SXSW Film Festival, Documentary Feature Competition

Reviews

"Women who fought and died for the Sandinistas tell stories about the triumphs--and failures--of the Nicaraguan revolution in this fascinating feminist documentary."

-Screen Anarchy

"A rousing, tribute to the female members of Nicaragua’s revolutionary Sandinista party."

-The Hollywood Reporter

"!Las Sandinistas! is Jenny Murray’s first feature-length documentary and a fascinating tale chronicling the rise and fall of the revolutionary group that overthrew the Nicaraguan government. Shifting from the viewpoint of the various lead subjects, !Las Sandinistas! elevates its subject matter beyond mere footnote in the Iran Contra debacle, giving us powerful peek into the female half of the revolution."

-Rotten Tomatoes

"This is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a while, and I hope gets seen enough to make it into contention for next year’s Academy Awards. It’s certainly Oscar-worthy. If this is the best movie I see at SXSW this year, I will have had a great festival."

-Graphic Policy

 
 


Awards

    • Sao Paulo International Film Festival "Jury Prize – Best Film – New Directors Competition"
    • Sao Paulo International Film Festival "Audience Award for Best Foreign Documentary" 
    • CineLatino Film Festival Audience Award
    • SXSW LUNA(R) CHICKEN & EGG AWARD - DOCUMENTARY - Special Jury Recognition

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Virginia Film Festival Charlottesville 1558411200May 21, 2019
Filmfest DC Washington 1556164800April 25, 2019
Naro Expanded Cinema Norfolk 1555387200April 16, 2019
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1553832000March 29, 2019
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1553832000March 29 - April 1, 2019
Laemmle Monica Film Center Los Angeles 1552622400March 15 - March 28, 2019
Little Cinema / Rochester Rochester 1552021200March 8, 2019
Frida Cinema Santa Ana 15478740001/19, 1/20, 1/27
Film Forum New York 1542690000November 20 - December 4, 2018
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1541653200November 8 - November 18, 2018


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